Being on the road in control of a piece of machinery like an automobile is a serious matter. Although it conveys a level of personal freedom, it is also personal responsibility that will make the experience both safe and enjoyable. For that reason, it is important to have a few key points in mind to avoid the consequences of a DUI.
Have a designated driver.
When out on a social occasion with friends, it can be assumed that some alcohol will be consumed. It is wise in this case to have one friend be the designated driver who will abstain from alcohol or any form of substance that could compromise their mental faculties.
Always be sure that everyone has their seatbelt.
It is common that many decide that only the front driver and passenger seats ought to be the ones wearing a seatbelt. However, a history of vehicular incidents has shown that those in the back are just as vulnerable to injury as those in the front. For this reason, in the case of a collision, its best for everyone, in the front and back, to have their safety belts on.
When alone, avoid drinking and driving completely.
It’s not wise to place faith in one’s capacity to be the exception to the rule, that nothing bad will happen if the rules aren’t followed this one time. To avoid a bad situation, its best to avoid every other decision and situation that could lead to that final decision being made.
When on the road with other drivers, safety and responsibility are imperative. All drivers should take DUI safety precautions to heart so that the worst doesn’t happen. A lot can happen when loss of control of the car happens in only a few seconds. Improving the odds of safety is due by being responsible.